I've been busy canning, as usual. My last conquest was doing up 13 quarts of salmon. It's a pretty easy process.
Canned SalmonClean and fillet off fish. Cut into chunks and pack loosely into quart jars. To each jar add 2 Tablespoons of ketchup, 2 teaspoons of canning or pickling salt, 1/4 Cup of white vinegar. Seal and process in a hot water bath for 1-1/2 hours.
I finally got the last coats of stain on the hunting shack, aka. TajMELhall. There's so much stain on that shacks chipboard floors and walls I don't fore see it rotting out in my lifetime. I used a gallon and half of another gallon on it. That's a LOT of stain on a 6x8 building. It just kept soaking in ... so I just kept painting it on :)
I thought I'd share some of my birds ~
This one is guarding her egg .. a rock DH gave me because he thought I'd like it. How well he knows me ... it looks just like a big brown egg.
I need to get it framed. It was painted by my sisters neighbor, Gaylene, before she was afflicted with Alzeheimers. My sister Colleen had it hanging in her house; but when I visited her last time she said that it was mine. Gaylene wanted me to have it and gave it to Colleen to hold for me the next time I made it to Texas. Poor Gaylene ... now she doesn't even remember that she could paint.
Swans have such a special place in my heart ~ as they remind me of my sister Lana and the vision that she had of them right before she died. So this painting has double ... make that triple meaning. I reminds me of all three of those gals, Colleen, Lana and Gaylene.
I know it seems silly ... but sometimes it's those little things in life that mean so much.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.